Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton

Remembering a founding Pershing Legacy Society member
Portrait photograph of a smiling elderly white women with silver hair wearing a light blue shirt.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is honored to have had Mary Shaw Branton as one of the founding members of the Pershing Legacy Society for planned giving. “Shawsie” Branton passed away on July 20, 2016, leaving a legacy of touching thousands of lives in the Kansas City area.

Shawsie’s daughter, Page Reed, presented a check honoring her mother’s planned gift pledge to Ann Regnier, Campaign Cabinet Committee, and Jim Bernard, Pershing Legacy Society Committee, in December 2016. (Photo below)

Shawsie attended the dedication of the Liberty Memorial in 1926 when she was six years old. She dedicated this lasting gift in honor of her father, Leslie L. Shaw.

Photograph of an older woman, a younger woman, and an older man standing on the glass bridge of the Museum holding up a check.